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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Pippity's pantry is simply stuffed!

Pippity TRIMBLE has a Pantry that would be envied by any mouse, or human, for that matter!
  It took an effort to stock the little scullery, but between the two of us  (PIPP and me) we managed to gather together more than enough crocks, cheeses, baskets,jugs and bottles and receptacles to fill the small strip of room.
We started with filling the mustard colored  cupboard.
I couldn't match everything in the illustration exactly, but where I lacked the proper item, I replaced it with something better.
I did the same everywhere in the scullery, and ended up with far more than I expected, even more than is portrayed in the illustration.
 
The candles were dipped using beeswax, I didn't know how to get tiny candles any other way.
Using "Blank" ceramic crocks and pitchers, I was able to paint them as McCoy-Ware and salt glaze stoneware. Pippity likes to store her food items tightly in crocks with waxed cloth lids.
 
 
 It's a tight fit for Pippity to get through her little pantry, but she is very happy to have such a well appointed larder.

If she can't reach an item, she just climbs her little ladder.
 She has promised to bake me a pie for all the help I have given her.... I just hope it is bigger than a quarter.

27 comments:

  1. Jeri, this is GREAT! You and PIPP have been working overtime. If I did not know it was miniature, it could be a life size pantry, and so well stocked! Talk about a boat load of work. Bravo!
    Love your painted crocks and pitchers. I will be back again.
    fondly,
    Penny

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    1. Penny, Oh how I wish I had a scullery like this one! And it can be dusted with a q-tip!

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  2. p.s. Don't you think the photos look like a real pantry?

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  3. Oh my....I am indeed suffering pantry envy. I've always loved my little old fashioned pantry room off the end of my kitchen, but now..well I see I've got some work to do to keep up with Ms Pipp's pantry. You've both done a wonderful job..it surely is a well stocked larder :)

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    1. Michelle,I'm a bit envious myself.... I live in a really old house, WITHOUT a pantry.... how did that happen?!

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    2. Oh no...no pantry? Surely that wonderful builder husband of yours could carve out a space to make you a little pantry? Mine is a small room tucked in under the stairs.

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  4. Oh it is all just beautiful! Just don't let the red squirrels get wind of it. I heard they can ravish a pantry. (Heehee). You two have outdone yourselves. Indeed ready for the upcoming cold.

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    1. Lady, Those red squirrels best keep away from here, Pippity is brutal with her broomstick!

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  5. Well, I know two rats who would LOVE a pie the size of a quarter; Tea Rat and Rattus would just LOVE an apple pie, Miss Pippity Trimble, if you PLEASE!!!!!! Wow, Jeri Landers, architect and builder extraordinaire, you have illustrated and stocked up this little corner of your brilliant mind with such delightful treasures! Let's never grow old, OK?

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    1. ANita, I have a big birthday next week, and here I am playing in a dollhouse.... Not a chance of ever growing old!

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    1. Charlotte, And I don't have to do the cleaning, that's HER job.

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  7. I love it all! You are so talented in your creations!!!

    Love & hugs to you ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Lorraine, I still have 9 rooms to go, it may take awhile...

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  8. It turned out really cute. Wish mine were so orderly. I need to clean out my pantry.

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    1. Donna, ORDERLY!? I don't know about that, but at least the mouse knows where everything is located.

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  9. It is soooo cute! So perfect! I love it all, and could just move in with Pippity. Jeri, I meant to comment on your last post and got distracted. Your wattle fence flower garden is just beautiful. I have a stash of rebar and just last spring was wondering if it would work for building a wattle fence. I could build one as good as yours, but I sure want to try.

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  10. Henny Penny, You must use that rebar for the fence, it is the best, because it doesn't rot away like wood. I used the wisteria for that fence, but climbing rose vines are also great, and will sometimes actually take root, creating a living wattle fence. ANother winner is locust and any kind of willow.

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  11. Adorable! I love the outsize pieces that sneak in like acorns and rose hips. Future ideas: it s easy to make any simple objects [crocks, jugs, fireplace logs] out of air dry clay, then paint it. Etsy has miniature artisans also who make incredible items, fun even just for inspiration. And for candles you can take the long skinny birthday candles and re-dip them in beeswax, trim to size afterward. Beer bottle caps make good pie pans, then airdry clay pie inside. Thin batiste cotton for bedding and curtains, the scale looks right. But your pantry is so darling, you hardly need my 2 cents, hahaha.
    lizzy

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    1. Liz,It's amazing to see all the tutorials for making mini things, and I will try the air dry clay. I don't like the paper clay though. I wonder how one could make a mini quilt...It's funny that once your mind is on mini, you can see all sorts of objects around the house that would be perfect for re-purposing to teeny stuff.

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  12. Love all the miniature pottery, baskets, and fabrics! I have some miniature Williamsburg pottery, which, thankfully, came painted. I noticed the acorns on the top shelf, too, It's always fun to find things i nature for our doll houses.

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    1. My favorite mini collection has been baskets, and I have a small display shelf holding about a dozen....really GOOD ones. I don't want to use them in this house, but I may spend a week or so over the winter, making some for PIPP. Would love to see your dollhouse up close.

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  13. Oh my goodness, this is the cutest thing ever. Your talent is beyond measure. That is a pantry that anyone would love and I think our Simon would be very jealous.

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  14. Dearest Jeri - I so enjoy my visit to your creative part of the world. That larder is enough to die for...the ladder just adds to all that charm. Hope you are having a delightful Sept day. Whew - hot in Ohio today - 90's...I am ready for fall temps. Hugs!

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  15. Jeri I just get so much joy seeing this manor unfold! More than charming :-) xx oo

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